Changes in the Library


There have been some changes recently in the library.





This room has always been a hard one for me to decorate, but I believe its now on its way to being how I want it.




I love french style furniture. I purchased my gold couch set a few years ago on Craiglist. The chair is very regal looking and is my favorite chair to lounge in. The ottoman was a gift from my sister and I recently recovered it in leopard fabric. I love it!




I decided to hang one of my vintage mirrors behind my antique French console table. Eventually the walls here will be redone with french style moldings.




For now the mirror looks nice in my opinion. I did purchase a new leopard rug too. I love leopard! Its actually two rugs, I plan to connect them so that they appear to be one large rug. They are 5x7 and I believe I paid $67 each, which is a great price.




I brought in a big bouquet of flowers from my yard as well. Initially I thought that they were honeysuckle branches, but my sister said that they are actually white lilacs. Lol no wonder, they smelled like lilacs. I have never heard of white lilacs!




Just a peek into the library from the foyer.




I have a new addition hanging over the couch.




I absolutely love antique French trumeau mirrors. I found this photo of one on Pinterest that I just fell in love with, and used it as my inspiration to create my own.









I found the frame for under $1 at a thrift store. The image of the angels is a print that I found for a few dollars at a goodwill store. I used modge podge to adhere it to my board.





The floral swags I found on Etsy. I painted them gold and then used a layer of dark wax over the top.






The mirror underneath was also a goodwill find for under $10. I would like to add some more appliqués underneath the cherub print and maybe also down the sides. I just haven't found what I'm looking for yet.






I decided to hang it over my gold sofa and it love the look. Someday I want to have a French style mantel underneath the mirror.





If you would ask my what my favorite color is, I would say pink without hesitation, but for some reason I always gravitate towards green. There is a lot of green in my home. I chose to paint my mirror with the historical color "Wythe Blue" by Benjamin Moore. It is the same color that I painted the playroom walls with. I used a dark wax over the paint to deepen the color.








Another favorite Craiglist find in the library is this french style china cabinet.






The lady I purchased it from, collected teacups and displayed them here.





Currently I use it to display pretty knick knacks.









I love the handprinted details. Look at the flowers! I also love the damask fabric on the bottom shelf.





The antique French doors lead into the living room.




It has been extremely rainy and cloudy here for weeks! My living room is so dark even in the daytime, its even worse when it rains.



I love the big bouquet of white lilacs on the mantel.




The candlelight is so pretty.






Just some pretty photos for you.











I added the toile fabric on either side of the French doors. It is called "Covington Bosporus".




I hope you enjoyed the library. I am not finished, but its a good start.




I like photography so thats why I always have so many photos. I hope you don't mind!






Thank you for visiting!

-Larissa


6 comments

  1. It looks amazing Larissa!! Everything is really coming together; you have incorporated all of the right touches here and there. Your French furniture is drop dead gorgeous and the mirror turned out fantastic!! Oh, I have white lilacs in my yard!! ��

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for the photos. You have great taste in decor...

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  3. Larissa,

    This is just gorgeous! I love every single thing about this room.

    Cindy

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  4. I Love your photos! I Love the great finds you collected too.
    Keep those pictures coming.

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  5. It's gorgeous. I love your mirror. Great job.

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